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  1. Wait for them to cool first, is the golden rule of all freezing, then yes just wrap them in foil and freeze them as is. Unless you want to set things on fire though, I wouldn't recommend ever putting foil in the microwave. Unwrap them first. But yes on a plate is just fine!
  2. Muffin tin omelettes are my go-to for easy breakfast. Grease a muffin tin, throw all your omelette fixin's in, add your egg, top with a little cheese and some parsley as desired, throw it in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180c (350-ish f), done. Bakes in batches, freezes well and reheats in the microwave in about 30 seconds. Good luck with your challenge! Lots of positive improvements!
  3. Zaethe

    Zaethe: do-over

    My Dad has been an ass about many things over the last few years, it was almost impossible to get him to acknowledge that the issues I have were real until I went to the specialist and got my diagnosis. Now I just learned that he's making gluten free devil's food cake (from a box) for me for my birthday, because I'm allergic to wheat. I'm going to ignore that it contains milk and soy, which I'm also allergic to, because he's made a huge effort that's very unlike him. This makes me inordinately happy.
  4. Here for all the stable plan goodness! I've been bullet journalling for a couple of years, considered just getting a diary this year for having everything already drawn out for me, but I just can't give up my bujo. How bad is the smoke over that way still, calming down any?
  5. Love the painting! Turning things on their head and trying something completely new is incredibly daunting, kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone!
  6. Here for the schedules and routines! Adulting is the worst, but it's gotta be done. Especially when there are people to be upstaged!
  7. Zaethe

    Zaethe: do-over

    A new year approaches time for a do-over. The big plan for 2020 is to start making my life work for me, instead of just kind of floating by with occasional surprises when something goes the way I hope it will. I'm very good at the passive apathy thing. So no big preamble, just straight into it. There are lists. It's going to be longer than I expect anyway. Morning Routine Things I need to establish in my morning routine this challenge. Wake up time (8am) Get out of bed (asap, not two hours later) Make bed Eat breakfast Night Routine Things I need to establish in my night routine this challenge Shower Wash face & moisturise Take meds Bed time (10pm) No phone after bedtime Cleaning List House things that need to be done in order to establish a cleaning routine Dishes Wipe down counters Sweep/mop kitchen Clean stovetop Unpack and organise CDs Clear trash from living room Vacuum living room Vacuum spare room Clear trash from bathroom Wipe down surfaces Clean shower walls Sweep/mop bathroom Clean toilet Clear trash from bedroom Rearrange bedroom furniture Vacuum bedroom Do laundry Food and Eating Things I need to do to get my eating settled Establish a food budget Establish a meal plan that avoids all my allergies Establish a regular shopping list This will be done by the 1st, after that it will be as simple as eat the meal plan. By the end of this challenge, the goal is to have all of these things crossed off as established. A routine point counts as established if I repeat the point consistently for three weeks. Long time yes, but I know what I'm like, takes a while to drum things into my skull. This is all simple stuff that I need to incorporate into my daily life in order to build some foundations to work with. I have a terrible habit of zero-ing in on a single point and saying "Well I can't do anything until I get this addressed" as a reason to do nothing. The current one is physiotherapy. But I'm not currently even on the list for the clinic doc wants to refer me to, because she's waiting to hear from the specialist. And then there's no saying how long that waiting list will be. My life doesn't go on hold while I do this, it's living itself out without me. I turn 32 on new year's eve, and I can't say I've got as much as I would like to show for it. Also, since it is my birthday on new year's eve, I'm kicking off my challenge on the 1st. Because birthdays are birthdays. And I know my Dad is baking a cake. It's his first time baking. I'm gonna eat the shit out of that cake.
  8. Technically it's the 29th here. In that it's just past midnight and some tremendous fuckknuckle in the building is playing music so loud I can almost figure out what the actual song is. This has been a weird challenge. I kind of expected it to be, if I'm honest. It devolved from having goals to just and random vent thread during the holiday season. My water intake HAS gone up, which is a big improvement. Cleaning and purposeful movement kinda fell off a few days before Christmas and just never really came back. These things happen. The intent next year is to actually move forwards. I've been quietly devising a K.I.S.S gameplan, now all that's left really is the execution of said gameplan. Which is sort of going on kind of right now, especially on the eating front, but it's more a case of finances than actual purpose. The purpose part begins on the first. One of the unexpected upsides of being born on the 31st of December is that your new year really has that fresh start vibe.
  9. I absolutely would, if I could get it to work on my phone. Every time I look for the little microphone button it isn't there. Really need to sit down and do some hard googling
  10. Christmas went, and that's about all there really is to say about that. Not a holidays person. Now I'm just tired and bleh, and muddling through the rest of the week til Tuesday. Which is my birthday, and coincidentally also a day I get paid.
  11. My chromebook keyboard is softtouch, doesn't take much at all. My fingers are janky enough that even touchscreens are a problem on worst days. I really need the splints to keep my little joints at the tops of my fingers from just flopping backwards the moment pressure is applied
  12. Yeah, meds aren't working so well tonight. This is worrying. If this becomes the trend I'm gonna need to take my ass back to the docs
  13. I think number one on the list of things I'm struggling to accept is that my hands are getting worse. Finger splints should help a great deal but if they don't help all my joints in my fingers then I'm still screwed, because it's the tiny ones at the top that are the worst for bending back so much they burn with pain. And it's not something I can fix much, there's not really any muscle there to strengthen. My ligaments are just too weak to hold my fingertips when any pressure is applied. I can type for a while before I need a break, but writing by hand has become quite problematic. I was trying to make a list of things I need to get done in 2020 and yeah, no, I didn't get all that far. Disheartening, for sure. I love to write and be creative with my hands.
  14. I went to sleep at 9pm last night, and I woke up at 11am today. I think the meds work!
  15. I did, got home in one piece, Dad paid for my prescription for me so I actually have the meds I need, and I got a tasty burger out of it. All in all, successful day!
  16. Because I'm not up to typing out much...instagram can do it for me.
  17. Yeah nah, the country just makes me miserable. Now that I'm out of it in 40c (104f) degree weather I sometimes get nostalgia for wintertime, but then I realise that the nostalgia I'm actually getting is for the romanticised wintertime you see on tv, and that I loathe the cold with a passion Yeah no, I cut contact with my mother for years upon years because I just couldn't cope with her. I'm an old hand at cutting out toxicity these days, I don't permit it room to fester wherever possible. Sorry about your folks. It's a rough go of it, hopefully you're in a better place now. Yeah I'm west coast so we're not quite as on fire as the east coast is, though there have been two large fires within 10 minute drives from my place in the last week or so. I'm looking after myself best I can
  18. Oh also I'm dual national I'm a citizen here and back in the UK, so I can live in either place freely
  19. Mental and emotional health wise I'm better off here. Healthcare is a bit of a toss up but for the most part it does it's job okay. I don't do well in England, lots of bad memories, bad weather and about five figures worth of debt I'm hiding from If it were just the healthcare issue you're right, I'd be better off in the UK. But I'd also be trapped in near-inescapable poverty and would probably end up right back in the pit I was in mental health wise before I got on a plane.
  20. Yeah...I figure he's not going away but also he's just so self absorbed that if I don't stay in touch I won't hear from him for a couple of weeks before he realises, so I can make that work for me. I feel this on therapists so hard. I didn't realise that's what the issue was but my first therapist actually misdiagnosed cptsd as borderline personality, and put me onto an antipsychotic that caused me to gain 200lbs with alarming rapidity. I had some good sessions with a trauma therapist a few years after and then I promptly up and moved to a country where I can get 5 therapy sessions a year on medicare before I need to pay 400+ an hour, and I don't have private insurance.
  21. Nah you're fine, but yeah there's no sleep disorder there beyond restless leg syndrome. Sleep trials are...interesting. My big issue with sleeping at night is the joint pain. The nutshell version is that my connective tissue isn't strong enough to hold everything in place, so I expend a ton of energy holding myself together throughout the day, and then when I try to relax to sleep I'm not holding everything in place, so things tend to....go on adventures. Tonight my toes don't want to stay where they're supposed to be, neither do my kneecaps. Physiotherapy to help me establish a stronger core is the primary plan for that, as well as medication (which I can't afford to fill the prescription for just yet, so that one's on me) my big concern is just the energy levels. I can't currently do anything about the amount of energy I'm expending, so my alternative is to try and boost my energy intake, and maximize that within a decent calorie budget, so I'm not eating like 6000cal a day That's interesting because I don't generally eat breakfast. I'll have to give that one a try and see what happens. I can't drink because of some of my meds, so I'm good on that front at least! And yeah marijuana is good for sleep! If I could afford it I'd sleep a whole lot better, I've done that one in the past.
  22. Fun game of today, trying to sleep while your toes are engulfed in burning pain. You wouldn't think that this would be as much of an issue as it is. Now it's 7am and I'm trying to figure out whether I should still try to sleep or whether I should say fuck it and just stay up as long as I humanly can.
  23. Yeah my big problem is that with my diagnosis, high or even moderate activity levels are a general no-go for quite some time, if ever. So I'm going to see primary benefits to tackling the fatigue through dietary changes. Tiger blood is a whole30 specific thing, they're referring to the sudden uptake of energy once the sugar and refined foods have detoxed out of the system, so it's not really a sustainable thing no. Just something I'd heard about The chronic fatigue is a side diagnosis/co-morbidity to my g-hsd (generalised hypermobility spectrum disorder). We've covered the bases on it and the general consensus of GP + specialist is "just see what happens" which is always the best thing. The fasting could be an issue, I have a tendency to only really eat once, maybe twice a day. I also have allergies that I've shown no actual histamine response to, so haven't bothered cutting them out of my diet. After reading that link (very informative!) it might be worth just straight up going the full haul and doing an elimination diet, seeing what helps and what hinders.
  24. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one here with it! I struggle to fall asleep because of joint pains, but once I'm out I sleep about 11 hours a day. And maintaining sleep hygiene only does so much. I've become that guy who can fall asleep anywhere. I fell asleep at the dining table at the end of a meal with family a couple of weeks ago, and that is not a comfy place to be. So folkeronis, are there any nutritional "plans" you've found that help with fatigue? I've heard some rumors about keto, and I've heard about the tiger blood phase of whole30, but nothing more solid than that.
  25. There isn't a whole lot that can be done, but I'm gonna try everything I can and see what happens. One narcissist, the other was just toxic, but she's passed now so it's not a present concern. Though I do need to talk to my doc about a referral to a therapist for the metric fuckload of trauma that's left me with. My dad and I didn't connect until I was 29, so we don't have that familial bond in a lot of ways, and he cares far too much about himself for me to ever take any kind of priority in his life unless it suits his purposes and directly benefits him. *hug* thanks. Honestly I'm probably gonna start pulling away from my dad a bit this coming year, because the narcissism is getting to be too much for me emotionally. I already have enough baggage without adding to it. So if he decides to cut me out of his life for it. No major loss.
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